Definition of Hypercorrect

1. Adjective. (grammar) incorrect because of a mistaken idea of standard usage ¹



2. Verb. (transitive) To change (a word or phrase) to an incorrect form in the mistaken belief that it is standard usage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hypercorrect

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypercorrect

hypercone
hyperconfident
hyperconifold
hyperconifolds
hyperconjugated
hyperconjugation
hyperconnected
hyperconnectivity
hyperconscious
hyperconsumerism
hyperconsumerist
hyperconsumption
hypercontractile
hypercontractility
hypercontrolled
hypercorrect (current term)
hypercorrected
hypercorrecting
hypercorrection
hypercorrections
hypercorrective
hypercorrectly
hypercorrectness
hypercorrects
hypercorticoidism
hypercortisolism
hypercortisolisms
hypercortisonemia
hypercreative
hypercreativity

Literary usage of Hypercorrect

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"3) has a fairly long treatment of the “hypercorrect” whom. ... 1605 Here we find the “hypercorrect” construction a century and a half before Bishop Lowth ..."

2. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"Some of the hypercorrect forms resulting from resistance to the tendency have become part of the standard lexicon of Castilian: grulla 'crane' < OSp. ..."

3. The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural and Domestic Improvement by J C Loudon (1827)
"41. of his work, ' those family brewers, who choose to be hypercorrect and curious, may provide a ..."

4. The Gardener's Magazine, and Register of Rural & Domestic Improvement by John Claudius Loudon (1827)
"41. of his work, ' those family brewers, who choose to be hypercorrect and curious, may provide a saccharometer, the purchase <> . which in a tin case is ..."

5. Verslagen en mededelingen van de Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie voor Taal- en by Karel Lambrechts (1900)
"Die uitspraak is onjuist, en volgens den spreker te verklaren uit de zucht om hypercorrect te spreken. Men weet dat vormen als manset, bon\oer onjuist zijn, ..."

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